Dying with Tissue Paper DIY

If you follow me on Instagram at all, you’ve seen that I have been dying textiles A LOT over quarantine. Like, a lot a lot. It’s been such a fun hobby to plan around with and try out different methods and styles. But THIS concept was just too good not to share. It’s dying with… tissue paper. Yes, you read that right. The result is like a dreamy watercolor effect that reminds me of a mermaid.

So here is what you need: a cotton or linen item (could literally be anything – pillow case, dress, tshirt) I did a linen dress and cotton face masks. // Bleeding Tissue Paper (I used Hygloss) // vinegar

Step 1: Make sure your item has been washed. Then, soak your garment in vinegar & water. One cup vinegar for each gallon of water. Soak for 1 hour.

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DIY Colorful Abstract Painted Tableware

A couple weeks ago, I posted a beautiful Micro-Wedding Inspiration shoot and guess what the number one question I got on Instagram was? “Who made those glass place settings?” I felt bad because I couldn’t direct them to a vendor that supplied them… the truth is, I just made them! I whipped them up the day before and loved how they turned out. So in an effort to give you guys the most info possible to pull off the pretty details, I whipped up a little tutorial for you all… but I maybe took it 2 steps further haha

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Micro Wedding & Covid Friendly Wedding Inspiration

You may have seen my last post on what I predicted weddings may look like moving forward in this pandemic (or maybe you didn’t!) Either way, I felt like my ideas would be better executed by showing you exactly what I had in mind – so I teamed up with an incredible vendor team to bring my ideas to life. So, without further adieu, I present to you… the new wedding trend of 2020 (possibly 2021)… Micro Weddings!

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Weddings After Covid

We are hopefully at the end of a global pandemic. Or close to the end. States are slowly lifting restrictions. Beaches and hiking trails are opening. The world is starting to baby steps work it’s way back to “normal.” But will we ever be normal again when it comes to special events and weddings? I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately and below are a list of things that I predict we’ll see in weddings in the next year or so. I may be way off base, but if you’re in the middle of wedding planning, you might want to adopt some of these ideas for your “post covid wedding.” I hope this leaves you feeling hopeful and hopeless and inspires new and creative ideas as you try and move forward with your new wedding plans.

Smaller guest counts: I think this one is a given. Especially since it’s under the governor’s order at this point. But even if it wasn’t, I believe that couples really do have their friends and families best interest at heart and they don’t want others to be fearful at their wedding. No one wants that! So, it’s natural that the 400 person wedding may not be making a comeback this year (or next).

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Summer Pom Purse DIY

We’re officially in summer folks! And guess what, if you live in CA, you’re probably still in quarantine under the stay at home order for the covid pandemic. Wow. Never thought I would ever write that sentence in a blog post. Okay phew.. now that we’ve gotten that out of the way! I have a super easy and fun tutorial for you all this week. You can get any of these items on Amazon or your local craft stores (i.e. Michaels or Jo-Anns) both of which are doing curbside pickup right now – woo! It will take you longer to order the supplies than it will to make haha

all photos by Joe+Kathrina

What You’ll Need: Straw purse/straw clutch whatever you want – (HERE is a similar one on Amazon) // Colorful Poms – THESE are the ones I used // hot glue & hot glue gun – THAT’S IT!

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